Competition is a Good Thing
Competition is an important key in the world of sports. A lot of people argue that competition is not good for children, your emotions, and self image. Honestly, get over it.
IT PROMOTES GROWTH
Where would we be without competition and having people to go up against? You wouldn’t try as hard, take chances, and have the opportunities you do get with competition. To compete with the best, you have to train, and grow to become better at something. That should be an accomplishment.
IT ADVANCES HUMAN CIVILIZATION
Let’s be honest. Competition is in everything. Let’s not forget the race to the moon. Without that, would we even have the technology we do? Competition leads to advancement, in companies, countries, and people. It helps our society advance and grow.
IT TEACHES US
Losing sucks, I know. The right attitude is necessary, being a sore loser is not. We all have failed, lost, and been let down. It happens. Learn from your mistakes, learn to grow, advance, to better yourself. Taking competition away only takes away from growth and leads to arrogant and superior attitudes. Not only that, competition creates passion. Passion for not winning, but for what they’re doing to accomplish winning. To put your heart and soul into something and see it pay off is one of the best feelings. Competition teaches us that hard work pays off in the long run, even if you fail.
IT MAKES US GOAL ORIENTED
Taking out competition, making everyone equal, only forces people to not care to be better, or achieve more. If you can gain the same thing as someone who tries extremely hard, what’s the point in trying? Having competition promotes effort, hard work, to achieve great goals. Without competition, there is no motivation, only laziness and an entitled attitude.
Animals do it. It’s how the world works. There is no better way to say this. It is a natural and instinctual drive that we inherit. Even if you say you don’t want to compete, you do. Even if it isn’t in sport, you’re striving to be your best, the best.